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Presentation on Teamwork Presentation on Teamwork Girls Varsity Soccer Captains,Taylor Conklin and Ashley Neff, presented on Teamwork to the Elementary School as part of the Positivity Project. The students loved hearing about the girls experiencing playing soccer as a team. Thank you ladies and GOOD LUCK!  
Booster Club Fundraiser Booster Club Fundraiser Now is your chance to buy McGraw wear at an incredible price!  Retired Varsity and JV jerseys are being sold for $1.00 each to benefit the Booster Club.  There are even shorts to match!  Jerseys are being divided into tubs, separated by the number on the jersey.  Students are welcome to go to Mrs. DiFulvio's room ...
Castle Learning Castle Learning Student using Castle Learning to prepare for tests.  Castle Learning is a web-based instructional service that provides on-line review of courses in mathematics, science, social studies, and English.  It has self study options that help students review for regents exams.
Pre-K Learns Senses Pre-K Learns Senses   This month Pre-K is learning about their 5 senses in a "Meet My Body" unit. Last week we went on a nature walk and discussed all the different things we could see around us. Students noticed many birds and trees without leaves, which they said meant we are in the season of Fall! This week the children have been exploring their sense of hearing ...
"Papel Picado" In Spanish class, 9th graders are making “papel picado”, a typical Mexican decoration, in preparation for the “Day of the Dead” celebration.
Positivity Project Positivity Project This school year our Character Education Committee worked to help McGraw Elementary School get involved in an amazing nationwide movement called The Positivity Project . This is a program for schools to help students focus more actively on 24 of the most important character traits found to help people build positive relationships and persevere in a challenging world. The common theme throughout ...
5th Grade Scientists 5th Grade Scientists The fifth graders are using airplanes to learn about the Scientific Method in Ms. Neadom’s Science class. They are testing their hypotheses to see if they can make their planes fly the farthest.  
Jazz Band rehearses Jazz Band rehearses The McGraw High School Jazz Band has been hard at work every Wednesday night preparing for their first concert of the year.  Join us on Wednesday, October 16th at 7pm in the High School Auditorium for their Pops Concert performance!
Day of Caring Day of Caring   McGraw Business Education students gathered together on September 25 to participate in the Cortland County United Way Day of Caring.  The group assisted community groups with tasks such as cleaning, painting, yardwork, organizing, washing, and sorting.  The 43 students and their teachers, Mrs. Coombs and Mr. Martin, divided their time between the Methodist and Baptist ...
Welcome Mr. Kolceski Welcome Mr. Kolceski Welcome Mr. Joseph Kolceski to McGraw as the Elementary Art Teacher!  He has Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Art from Syracuse University.  He has been teaching for over 20 years. Mr. Kolceski is married and has three children.  They reside in Jamesville, NY and the family enjoys spending time with one another traveling and being outdoors.  In his free ...
Homecoming 2019 Homecoming 2019   McGraw Homecoming 2019 was a great success! Spirit Week saw the largest participation we have seen in years, the pep rally was a lot of fun with everyone especially enjoying the Homecoming banners and the lip sync battle between the varsity teams! Our "Ancient Greece" themed dance was an awesome evening and everyone enjoyed seeing the crowning ...
Welcome Mrs. Thompson Welcome Mrs. Thompson   A belated welcome to Mrs. Brittney Thompson who joined the Elementary staff last school year.  She is currently a 2:1 Teacher Aide in Mrs. Bassett’s classroom.  She is from McGraw, starting as a Kindergartener and finishing her senior year here.  She says, “Most of my co-workers now were my teachers when I was in school!  My graduating class is ...
Spring Trap League Award Spring Trap League Award   McGraw High School student, Lindsey Watrous was awarded 3rd place Conference Season Average Female for the Spring Trap League.  This was the first year that McGraw participated in this shooting sport.  The team had a successful first season. Congratulations Lindsey!
Welcome Mr. Williams Welcome Mr. Williams   Welcome Mr. Matthew Williams to McGraw Elementary.  He teaches 5th Grade Math and ELA.  Before starting at McGraw he taught for 13 years at Otselic Valley Central School.  He attended SUNY Cortland and the University of New England and has a B.A. and M.S. in Education.  Mr. Williams states, “Being a math teacher is quite ironic as it was my most difficult ...
Outdoor Classroom Outdoor Classroom As school begins, Mrs. Frink’s 5th grade class enjoyed learning about text evidence in the outdoor classroom.  It is a great way to get some fresh air and still learn. 
Conservation Field Day Conservation Field Day   Recently all 6th grade students attended the Cortland County Soil and Water Conservation District's Annual Conservation Field Day - a series of lectures from local experts.  Information was included on topics such as Hazardous Wastes, Wetland Conservation and Reconstruction, Alien Species in our Waters, ...
First Grade Readers First Grade Readers At eleven days into school, the first graders are becoming readers.  Did you know that there is more than one way to read a book?  You can read the pictures, read the words, or retell a known story to a friend.  You need to read everywhere you go.  Take a few minutes each day to read to yourself and broaden your vocabulary.
Welcome Ms. Neadom Welcome Ms. Neadom   Welcome Ms. Cassandra Neadom to the elementary school as a 5th grade teacher.   She teaches Science to all 5th graders and ELA to her homeroom class.  Ms. Neadom has a Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Science and a Masters degree and certification in Childhood Education grades 1-6.  Prior to this job she was a C-Print Captionist / Teaching Assistant ...
"Superheros" of the World In recognition of September 11, this year the 5 th grade class recognized the real “SUPERHEROS” of the world.  The class wrote thank you notes to the local fire departments, EMS, and police stations.  We would like to thank all the local heros for their continued service and dedication to our community.  
9/11 Memorial Ceremony 9/11 Memorial Ceremony The 8th graders attended the Cortland County 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at the Courthouse Park this morning. The students were able to hear the stories of citizens and first responders who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks in 2001. They showed a tremendous amount of respect for the speakers and ceremony and were outstanding representatives of their school and community! 



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